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Report: Army Arrests Municipal Police Sergeant for Aiding Hoblos

The army intelligence reportedly detained a police sergeant at the municipality of the northern city of Tripoli on charges of aiding Sheikh Khaled Hoblos and renting an apartment for him.

According to As Safir newspaper published on Wednesday, Sergeant Mohammed Seifeddine Qader, who is related to Hoblos, had rented two apartments for the sheikh, one in the area of Dahr al-Ain in Koura and another in Tripoli's al-Qobbeh.

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Two Dead in Gun Attack on S. Korea Embassy in Libya

Gunmen killed two people and wounded a third in an attack at the South Korean embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday which was claimed by the Islamic State group.

The gunmen opened fire on the embassy compound from a passing car, killing two people and wounding a third, a Libyan interior ministry spokesman told AFP.

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Report: Hoblos was Seeking to Activate Dormant Terror Cells in Bekaa, Tripoli

Investigations with Sheikh Khaled Hoblos and two other suspects revealed that they were trying to activate dormant terrorist cells affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in eastern Bekaa Valley and the northern city of Tripoli.

According to As Safir newspaper published on Saturday, the arrest of Hoblos, who is wanted for his involvement in clashes with the army in Bhannine in late 2014, and two other accomplices were seeking to awaken sleeper cells in the Bekaa to carry out terror acts.

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Mashnouq Vows to Pursue All Fugitives Regardless of 'Sectarian Belonging'

Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq on Friday pledged to pursue all fugitives across Lebanon, hailing the operation of the Internal Security Forces Intelligence Branch that resulted in the arrest of wanted cleric Sheikh Khaled Hoblos and the death of Islamist militant Osama Mansour.

“I want to tell you that you are defending the entire country and all its sects, because this terrorism has no sect or religion,” Mashnouq said at the Saint George Hospital in Ashrafieh, during a visit to the two ISF members who were wounded in the operation.

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Security Forces Arrest Hoblos, Kill Fugitives in Tripoli

Security forces succeeded on Thursday in arresting and killing prominent fugitives wanted on terrorism charges, most notably Sheikh Khaled Hoblos, who is wanted for his involvement in clashes with the army in Bhannine in late 2014.

An Internal Security Forces statement late on Thursday announced that Hoblos was arrested while riding in a Kia Picanto vehicle that was driven by Amir al-Kurdi in the northern city of Tripoli.

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Bilal, Omar Miqati Charged with Belonging to IS

The military prosecutor charged on Thursday Bilal and Omar Miqati with belonging to the extremist Islamic State group for the purpose of carrying out terrorist attacks.

Judge Saqr Saqr issued the charges against the two cousins who were arrested by the Lebanese army on March 24 near a checkpoint in the eastern town of Hrabta.

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Army Detains Suspect on Terror Charges in Tripoli

The army detained on Monday a Lebanese man on charges of having terror links, the state-run National News Agency reported.

According to NNA, an army patrol raided at dawn the house of Abdullah al-Jaghbari in the area of Bab al-Ramel in the northern city of Tripoli.

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Nusra Front Vows to Target Hizbullah Stronghold, Staunch Supporters

Al-Qaida-affiliate al-Nusra Front reiterated threats to target Hizbullah's stronghold, accusing it of supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and committing atrocities against Sunnis in Syria.

“The assaults that Hizbullah is committing against Sunnis in Syria are not a secret anymore... Our target at this stage is to attack the Iranian party's strongholds,” al-Nusra Front said via Twitter.

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'Consultative' Bab al-Tabbaneh, Jabal Mohsen Meeting Calls for Tripoli Reconciliation

A meeting was held on Thursday between residents of Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen, in the first step of its kind between the two neighborhoods in the northern city.

The meeting, described as the first of a series of “consultative” talks, was held at the residence of late former Prime Minister Omar Karami about a year since the adoption of a state security plan in the city.

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Cafeteria, Bakery, Pastry Factory Shut in North after Food Poisoning

A cafeteria at a Tripoli vocational school was shut down on Sunday as well as a bakery and a pastry factory in the northern region of Akkar, after at least 10 people suffered food poisoning due to their consumption of cheese-filled pastries.

“After taking five samples from the al-Ammouri Bakery and the cafeteria of the Abi Samra Vocational School in Tripoli and sending them to the lab of the Commerce and Industry Chamber for analysis, it turned out that the water sample taken from the cafeteria was contaminated with the E. coli bacteria,” the Health Ministry said in a statement.

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